fool around with


fool around with
ˌfool a ˈround with ˌfool a ˈbout with ˈfool ˌwith [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they fool around with he/she/it fools around with present participle fooling around with past tense fooled around with past participle fooled around with] phrasal verb
to handle or use something in a stupid or careless way

Someone had been fooling about with the controls.

Thesaurus: to make a mistake, or to do something badlysynonym
Main entry: fool

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fool about with — phrasal verb fool around with or fool about with or fool with [transitive] Word forms fool around with : present tense I/you/we/they fool around with he/she/it fools around with present participle fooling around with past tense fooled around with …   English dictionary

  • fool around — phrasal verb fool around or fool about [intransitive] Word forms fool around : present tense I/you/we/they fool around he/she/it fools around present participle fooling around past tense fooled around past participle fooled around 1) to behave in …   English dictionary